Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Monthly Archives : February 2008

Wednesday Word: Killing “It”

Yes, I know it’s actually Thursday, but due to Blogger’s amazing post options capability, I am able to manipulate the time-space continuum and pretend that it’s still Wednesday. Ah, the power… As you might have guessed from the title of this post, I am not a fan of it. Hmmm, that didn’t come out quite right. I am a great…

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Wednesday Word: On Wasted Words

So, you’re getting ready to submit your manuscript. You’ve smoothed out all the inconsistencies in the plot, layered in emotion and backstory where appropriate, etc. What else can you do to make your story stand head and shoulders above the rest? Don’t waste words!Seems obvious, I’m sure, but from my experience in editing both other people’s mansucripts and my own,…

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Who Has Time to Write?

Let alone blog! Before I started trying to get published, it never occurred to me how much work goes into a book after you finish writing it. And even after you’ve sold it and then, after you’ve published it. When you’re deep in the trenches, fingers flying (or inching) over the keyboard, it’s easy to forget that writing is a…

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Mavens’ Valentine’s Day Gift to You

I know, I’ve been very remiss at blogging of late. I blame Deanna. She keeps contracting the stuff I send Cobblestone Press, making me fill out the corresponding paperwork and simultaneously encouraging me to write more! If you didn’t notice already in the sidebar, the sequel to Carnally Ever After will be out sometime in May. Wickedly Ever After is…

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